4.2 What next?
As the course comes to an end, what’s next in your learning journey? Thecan help you decide your next steps with your new skills. Ruth also mentions extending your learning by investigating more open data.
Exploring open data further
The last few years has seen a wide variety of local and national governments and agencies publishing data as ‘open data’ that can be freely re-used by anyone. Explore some of this data yourself, at the following links:
UK government open data site – a directory of UK public datasets
US government open data site – the home of the US Government’s open data
Open Knowledge Global Open Data Index – a comprehensive directory of national open data initiatives
- Open Data Inception – a geographic list of over 1500 data portals around the world
- Google Public Data Explorer – a further list of data providers, with charts for some datasets
Many towns and cities also have their own data sites: search for the name of your town and the keywords ‘open data store’
The pandas library supports a growing number of external data sources such as Google Analytics.
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